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World Politics and Popular Culture MA

Course Description

Course Overview

This course examines the changing dynamics of contemporary international relations in the context of the politics of the forces shaping and being shaped by popular culture. It focuses on key theories, policies, and events in world politics, in relation to both traditional and new media.

As a student on this course you learn to think critically about: how world politics is reflected or reproduced in popular culture; how the politics of popular culture shapes the dynamics of world politics; approaches and methods in social science and in cultural studies research.

You develop the skills to: identify, analyse, evaluate and interpret the principal source materials for world politics and popular culture; plan, carry out and communicate original research.

This specialist knowledge and skills equip you for careers in government agencies, business, the media and other areas where an advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary world politics and popular culture is needed.


For detailed module information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/world-politics-popular-culture-ma/#modules

How to apply

For course application information see http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/courses/degrees/world-politics-popular-culture-ma/#howtoapply

Visit the World Politics and Popular Culture MA page on the Newcastle University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in: international studies; politics; a related subject. We will also consider applicants on an individual basis with lower or non-standard qualifications who have relevant professional experience. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 6.5.

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